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Information about the strenghtening and stimulating
herb Rhodiola Rosea - arctic root, rosenroot - Also presentation of natural supplements against common diseases
Please scroll down to find rhodiola products and natural supplements for problems related to the nerval and hormonal regulation of body functions. There are also presented products or links to pages for other health problems. Among other things, you will find a supplement to help for fibromyalgia that contains Rhodiola rosea and other herbs.
About the herb Rhodiola rosea
Rhodiola rosea (Roseroot) is classified as such: Kingdom: Plantae, Division: Magnoliophyta, Class: Magnoliopsida, Order: Saxifragales, Family: Crassulaceae, Genus: Rhodiola
Note that Rhodiola is sometimes inappropriately referred to as "Arctic Root®", which is a trademark product name held by the Swedish Herbal Institute for an extract SHR-5 which contains unique Rhodiola rosea extracts tested in human clinical trials.
The plant consists of many stalks growing up from a common root. The leves are distributed up along the streight stalk in a spread fashion. They sit teight on to the stalk.
Habitat and growth condition
This herb and nearly related herbs grows in cold zones in northern Europe and Asia and America. These include much of the Arctic, the mountains of Central Asia, the Rocky Mountains, and mountainous parts of Europe, such as the Alps, Pyrenees, Carpathian Mountains, British Isles, Scandinavia and Iceland. In the southernmost habitats, it mostly grows high up in the mountains, in the northernmost it is to be found at sea level. It preferes wet conditions.
Medical effects of Rhodiola rosea
Rhodiola rosea increases allertness, the ability to consentrate on a mental task and the ability to solve mental tasks without errors. Rhodiola rosea hinders rapid fatigue by mental work, and helps to maintain the performance levels during a long time of problem solving. When disturbing factors occur in the environment, Rhodiola rosea hinders these disturbances to have a great impact on the mental work done.
It increases the ability to stay awake for a longer time doing work when necessary. However, it may not necessarily reduce the need for sleep very much. If one chooses to use the herb as a helper to stay awake and active a long time, one should regain the sleep on had lost later.
Rodiola roseas improves mood and alleviates depression.
The herb also increases the physical performance. Especially it increases the speed of reactions, which is also very intimately connected to mental performance. It furthermore makes it possible to work physically for a longer time without being fatigued.
Rhodiola rosea alleviates stress. Stress is a situation occuring when the efforts of doing some task combined with distrubibngs from the surrounding over-loads the nervous system or the physical mechanisms in the body. This over-loading depletes the organism for resources and creates malfunctioning. The malfunctioning is not necessarily seen in task done, but can give symptoms like heart disturbances, digestive problems, rheumatic problems, poor immune defence, skin problems. depression or irritability.
The herb works as an aphrodisiac, it elevates the sexual arousal and improves sexual performance. However, it does not seem to do so if there is not any other sexually stimulating situation present. There must be something to awake the sexual lust, and then the reactions are increased by this herb.
Rhodiola Rosea seems to activate ensymes capable of braking down fat. Therefore the herb is possibly effective as a slimming helper, when exercise is a part of the slimming program.
Russian research shows that it improves both physical and mental performance, reduces fatigue, and prevents high altitude sickness. In one study, the Rhodiola rosea group decreased proofreading errors by 88% while the control group increased proofreading errors by 84%.
The effective substances in rhodolea rosea
Substances working like those in Rhodolea rosea are called adaptogens. They differ from stimulants, and do not have the same health consequences as nicotine, etc. Rhodiola rosea's effects are attributed to its ability to optimise serotonin and dopamine levels and to its influence on opioid peptides such as beta-endorphins.
Many of the possible working substances seem to be polyphenols. Among possible working substances that are specific to this herb are rosavin, rosarin, rosin and salidroside, p-tyrosol, rhodioniside, rhodiolin and rosiridin.
The herb also contains other polyphenols that are also found in other plants, like: proanthocyanidins, quercetin, gallic acid, chlorogenic acid and kaempferol.
Generally the substances work as antioxidants.
It seems that few of the substances have any specific effect alone, and that the effects of the herb originate from a combination of several substances.
Harvesting and preparation of roseroot
The plant is best harvested in the spring or early summer. The root must be carefully dug ouf trom the soil, because it is very complicated and have a lot of branches.
It is possible to make one's own Rghodiola rhosea tincture: All soil is removed from the root. This may be difficult, and some work is necessary to get it free from soil. Then it must be thorroughly washed. The root will often contain some dead and partially decomposed pieces. These should be taken away. The bark may be taken off, but this is strictly not necessary. The root are then sliced in small pieces. Then the effective substances are extracted by letting the slices lay in 45% alcohol and water solution in 14 days. One uses so much solution that the height of the solution in the glass is the double of the height of the heap of slices. The ready extract is red.
The extract can then be used as a tincture. To get a higher concentration, you can let the tincture stand open so that some of the liquid eavporates.
The effective subs
tances can be concentrated further to be used as ingredients in capsules or liquid blendings. The stalk with leaves and flowers can be eaten as a vegetable.
Dosage of Rhodolea rosea and how to practically use it
Rhodiola rosea is generally sold as capsules or as tinctures. It is also possible to use the dried root and make a tea of it. A dosage usually contain 100 mg of a standardized extract. The extract is usually standardized so that it contains 3% of the substances rosavins and around 1 % of salidroside. However, there are other working substances in the extract and some producents also standardize their products on more of the substances.
One or two standarized doses each day is probably the right dose. For tinctures one tablespoon usually contains one standardized dose, but they can be more concentrated so that only a drop has the full doze. In that case the drop must be soluted in water.
When using standized capsules one or two capsules a day is usually the right dose.
Herbal preparations containing rhodiola rosea come with recommandation for use that should be followed.
If one makes one's own extract, uses the root as tea or buys a pure tincture, it may be wise to try a smal dose at first and gradually increase the dose until one finds a good effect.
Experience has shown that the good effects of the herb do not increase if one takes a more than a certain dose.
Side effects of Rhodolea rosea
In too high doses Rhodiola rosea can cause insomnia, restlessness or irritability. In very high doses heart palpitations may occur. The side effects are however not serious. If such effects occur, one should cut down on the dose, or only take the herb a few days.
If elements of the products or the root root itself are inhaled, the herb can irrtate the throat, and cause swelling or cramps in the airways. Id you suffer from easily irritable airways or asthmatic conditions, you should therefore be cautious with the dose you take.
Traditional uses of roseroot
In Russia, Rhodiola rosea, also known as "golden root", has been used for centuries to cope with the cold Siberian climate and stressful life. It has also been used for centuries in Scandinavia, both by the Vikings and the Sámi.
Uses of Rhorolea rosea in modern herbal drugs
The herb is used in modern supplements to combat fatigue, increase allertness and improve physical and mental endurance.
Products to enhance general wellness, take away tirednes and increase mental and phyical condition
Rhodiola Rocea products - takes away tiredness, makes you more awake, gives you general strength - The herb Rhodiola rosea gives you higher general strength, makes your body able to adapt to various impacts and demands and makes you more metally allert. Here are a couple of good Rhodiola rocea products. Bli clicking at these links you can find many other products of this herb or products where Rhodiola is blended with other strenghtening hertbs.
Natural drug to help if you have got physically and mentally tired, exhausted and weak
- This product may help if you suffer from fatigue, drowsiness, exhaustion, indifference, muscle weakness, weariness, nervousness, irritability, law spirit and poor memory. By clickingf at the banner you can read a lot more about the product and its ingredients.
Ginseng products to combat aging changes and stimulate vitality
- Like rhodiola ginseng has a wide range of revitalizing properties for the bodily and mental processes and for the feeling of vitality
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To help by
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- The impacts of daily life, often combined with lack of certain nutrients can cause reduced ability to catch information in the memory and fetch up stored information for use when you need it, and can also slow down other cognitive abilities. This product is formulated to improve memory and gognitive power by supplying nutrients
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Provacyl - anti-aging pills for men - peak effects are rejuvenation of sexual functions, increased feeling of vitality and less body fat
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Omega-3-supplement -fish and crill oil
- Omega-3 fatty acids easily get to scarce in the averidge diet. This kind
of fatty acids help prevent and treat rheumatism, heart disease, intestinal
inflammations and chronic inflammatory conditions and psychological dysfunctions. Omega daily is a omega-3-supplement based on New
Sealand green lipped mussels, a sources of omega-3-oils that has been well
proven through a long tradition by the Maori people and through use in modern
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- Calcium is a mineral needed in more than just trace amounts. Activa coral calcium
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Training and sport supplements, supplements for well-being, natural drugs, all kind of vitamin and mineral supplements
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Help to reduce weight and get a slim body
Exitor - increases your fat
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ProShapeRx - for appetite
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vigorizing herb Hoodia gordonii.
Help to cease the smoking habit
Homeopathic help to stop smoking
Help to stop smoking based on supply of nicotine that is gradually reduced
Help for some common diseases that often reduce the general wellness
FIBROMYALGIA - Anatrin - contains
- According to the American College
of Rheumatology, Fibromyalgia affects 2% of the population. While it is not
fully understood, some symptoms include aching, fatigue, lack of sleep, morning
stiffness, headaches, and depression. Fibromyalgia is commonly diagnosed as
widespread musculoskeletal pain for a period of three months in all four
quadrants of the body, accompanied by tenderness at 11-18 specific points in the
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